BTN will provide live coverage of all four sessions of the NWCA/Cliff Keen Division I National Dual Meet Championship hosted by the Minnesota via the Big Ten Digital Network on Friday and Saturday. Four of the eight competing teams are Big Ten squads: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Ohio State. All four programs rank in the nation’s top 10: No. 2 Iowa, N0. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Ohio State, and No. 8 Illinois. Session one begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday with Illinois and Ohio State in action, followed by Minnesota and Iowa competing in session two at 9 p.m. ET.
No. 4 Iowa outscored No. 3 Minnesota, 41-33, in match points to defeat the Gophers, 16-15, Saturday at Williams Arena. The two teams were tied at 15 after splitting the first 10 bouts, but the Hawkeyes earned the deciding team point based on the advantage in match points — the third tiebreak criteria. “I don’t want to nitpick here but we could have scored some bonus points,” said head coach Tom Brands. “You have to get bonus points when you can. We had some close matches that came down to finishing. If we finish we’ll see more things go our
The fourth-ranked Minnesota wrestling team rallied from behind to beat the eighth-ranked Illini, 18-14 on Monday night. The Gophers were sparked by Scott Schiller’s upset of Mario Gonzalez at 197-pounds. Catch more Big Ten wrestling Friday night on BTN/BTN2Go as Northwestern takes on Michigan State at 6pm ET. Tune back in Saturday afternoon as Iowa heads to Minnesota to face the Gophers at 4pm ET.
Several Big Ten wrestling teams were in action on Friday night. Nebraska got their first Big Ten dual victory of the season with a 20-19 win over Michigan and improve to 7-3 on the season. Watch the highlights now and dive inside for more wrestling coverage, including Student U highlights of Minnesota’s win over Ohio State. Kara Lentz talks with Nebraska’s Robert Kokesh in “Mat Minute.” Minnesota gets the 25-9 win over Ohio State. *** Here’s the remaining BTN/Big Ten Digital Network wrestling schedule. 2012-2013 Wrestling | Find schedule for all Big Ten Digital Network web-streaming events Saturday, Jan. 12 Nebraska
The third-ranked Minnesota wrestling team rallied past No. 15 Oregon State, 21-18, Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion. The match came down to the heavyweight battle, and it was Minnesota’s Tony Nelson notching a double-overtime victory over Oregon State’s Chad Hanke. Watch our interview with Nelson now. The Gophers trailed 15-6 following the 157-pound match, but they tallied 15 of the final 18 points to claim victory. Read the full recap at GopherSports.com.
The No. 1 Gophers opened Big Ten action against the No. 9 ranked Cornhuskers and came out with a 27-7 win on Friday night. Below is the complete schedule of wrestling events for BTN TV/BTN2Go as well as the Big Ten Digital Network: 2012-2013 Wrestling on BTN/BTN2Go & BTDN Saturday, Nov. 10 Old Dominion at Purdue 1:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN) Saturday, Nov. 10 Missouri at Purdue 3:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN) Sunday, Nov. 11 Pittsburgh at Michigan 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN) Friday, Nov. 16 Lehigh at Penn State 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN) Friday, Nov. 16 Minnesota at
The NCAA Wrestling Championship in St. Louis are ongoing, and you can find updated results at NCAA.com and live streaming here. We’ve pulled a few photos from the early rounds and posted them below. A general view during the wrestling division I championship at the Scottrade Center. Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE Montell Marion of the Iowa Hawkeyes defeats Borislav Novachkov of the Cal Poly Mustangs (not pictured) during the wrestling division I championship at the Scottrade Center. Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE Dylan Ness of the Minnesota Golden Gophers points to the sky after defeating Jamal Parks of the Oklahoma State
Penn State was simply dominant en route to winning its second consecutive Big Ten Wrestling Championship on Sunday, crowning three repeat champions in a memorable title match run at Mackey Arena. The Nittany Lions were nearly perfect throughout Sunday’s session and ran away from both Minnesota and Iowa in the team title race. Penn State also has qualified nine wrestlers for NCAAs, with a 10th alive for an at-large bid. Three-time All-American Frank Molinaro became a two-time Big Ten champion at 149 with a tech fall over Minnesota’s Dylan Ness, All-American David Taylor majored Iowa’s Mike Evans at 165, and
The Big Ten Network will offer its most extensive Big Ten Wrestling Championships coverage ever, with all four sessions March 3 and 4 at Purdue on live television or online live. As part of the Big Ten Digital Network’s subscription package, BTN will provide live, whip-around Student U streaming coverage of the Big Ten wrestling preliminaries, beginning at 10 a.m. ET Saturday. Streaming coverage of select matches in sessions two and three will continue at 5 p.m. ET Saturday and at 1 p.m.m ET Sunday, respectively. Sunday’s session four will be carried live at 3 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. The
The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2012 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 3-4 at Purdue. Six schools boast at least one top seeded wrestler, with Minnesota and Penn State leading the way with three each. Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State will bring a seeded wrestler in each of the 10 weight classes, while Iowa and Minnesota each have seeded wrestlers in nine classes. The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank the top eight wrestlers in seven weight classes, along with all 12 schools’ starters in three weight classes